(16/1) Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Diponegoro, and College of Engineering, Pukyong National University, will be working together after having a mutual agreement signed on Monday, 16th January 2023, in the Theatre Room, Dekanat Building 4th Floor. Both parties agreed to bring the joint research, lectures, exchange of staff, and publications further after years of cooperation with each other via the signing ceremony of the Mutual Agreement between either party. Besides the MoA, Pukyong National University also signed Implementation Agreement with four departments under the Faculty of Engineering, named the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Electrical Engineering, Department of Industrial Engineering, and Department of Naval Architecture Engineering. This signing marks a new era for their mutualistic relationship that already started in 2005.
At this historic meeting, the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Diponegoro, Prof. Dr. Ir. M Agung Wibowo, M.M, MSc, Ph.D., gave a welcoming speech to greet the delegations from Pukyong National University. As a continuation to that, The Dean of the College of Engineering, Pukyong National University, Dr. Jei Pil Wang, expressed his contentment with the current relationship that has been built by both parties. Citing the Faculty of Engineering Universitas Diponegoro always gave its fullest hospitality towards its partners and shows its capability as one of the top contender universities in Indonesia.
One of the most important points of this cooperation is the joint research between the Renewable Energy System Lab, Pukyong National University with the Faculty of Engineering Universitas Diponegoro in developing environmental-friendly renewable solar-based energy. Prof. Kwang Hwan Choi, the Head of the Renewable Energy System Lab, said that Indonesia’s condition as a tropical country is perfect to develop a Solar Desiccant Cooling/Heating System using the machine that he and his research team has developed, called Photovoltaic Thermal Collector. With this machine, he hopes the Faculty of Engineering, with its experience in understanding Indonesia’s climate condition, to work together and make the dream of the Indonesian government to focus on renewable energy set in motion.